Don't you just love trickle-down? TomTom's Live connected service--which helped theto win our coveted Editors' Choice award--is making its way down the product lineup to the XL series in the TomTom XL 340S Live.
We've already taken a look at the(sans Live) and, as one might expect, all of the IQ Routes, TomTom MapShare, graphic lane guidance, and text-to-speech tech can still be found in the new model.
However, the addition of the Live connection brings fuel price updates, local Google Search, weather forecasts, and a feature called QuickGPS Fix--which supposedly speeds up satellite location, presumably through some sort of cellular triangulation.
AT&T will be providing the wireless data that powers TomTom's Live Service.
"With the new TomTom XL 340S LIVE, we are bringing unrivaled quality and truly connected navigation to the mass market," said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom Inc. "Now backed by the strength of AT&T's network, we're giving drivers the very best foundation on which to enjoy a range of useful, real time services."
The TomTom XL 340S Live will be available in retailers across the United States and will be priced at $299.95, which includes three months of Live Services. After that period, the LIVE services subscription is $9.95 per month.